Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by NEPatriot, Jan 19, 2010.
Unemployment tax rate jumps up - Tampa Bay Business Journal:
Not unless they suddenly have 13 million employees in the state and there's half of that. For it to cost $1.2 billion when the increase ( for an employer of $90 per employee) would mean there are 13 million employees in the state.
That's creative accounting......
Florida QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
In Pennsylvania, an employer can pay upwards of $800-1000 per employee based on experience. $100 looks great from that perspective...
Who sets the unemployment tax rate in Florida?
My rate in Maine has just doubled. I have no employees except myself and my wife and will never, ever be able to collect.
So, another 1.5% of my income flushed down the drain while my income stays the same. Hard to keep giving to charity when the government keeps grabbing and wasting it.
They give Unions a pass on the Caddilac tax until 2018.
Maybe it is time to start charging companies that hire union workers a
higher rate towards unemployment.
A lot of the trade unions members spend a lot of time on unemployment.
They work for 6 months and collect and work on the side the other 6 months.
I have a friend who collected the last 3 monts of 2008, 11 of 12 months in
2009 and he is telling me that his extentions will cover him for the remainder of 2010.
I bet over the past 20 years most of my trade/union working friends
have collected for a combined total of 8+ years.
I believe that a company who has employed the same person for 20+
years "No time on unemployment" should pay a lower unemployment cost than the companies who hire union workers for 6 months of the year.
Each person should have an individual unemployment account.
If you lose a job after 20+ years your account would have more money
in it than the guy who spends 6 months on unemployment each year.
Why should the guy who has worked 9 months have the same
length of time on unemployment as the guy who's company has paid
into it for 20+ years?
I agree...what you wrote isn't opinion, it's fact...and very sad to boot.
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